Emergency Management Preparedness and Planning for Residents and Local Businesses:
Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th. Keep safe with early planning and preparation.
Every resident and business should create a hurricane preparedness plan and share it with family members and employees. To create a comprehensive plan, we recommend the following:
Know Your Exposure: It’s important to understand the risks associated with your community. Flood elevation, vulnerability and the potential for power loss should all be considered.
Identify Important Contacts: Your plan should include contact information for local family members or staff, out-of-state contacts, law enforcement, fire rescue, hospitals, schools, shelters and utilities.
Have Supplies: Put together a basic supply kit. The most common items can become hard to find immediately before and after a disaster.
Most Importantly Prepare: Make sure your preparation plan is detailed and specific to your family, business or community. As a storm approaches, actions such as cutting back trees, clearing debris, securing common elements and shuttering windows may need to be taken. Know exactly what each task is and when it needs to be completed.
The City of Tamarac is committed to helping residents, businesses and communities prepare for hurricane season. The links below provide helpful tips for what to do before, during and after a storm. Should you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call (954) 597-3800 for additional information.